How to make money online from Zimbabwe

  1. Create your own blog

A blog is basically a collection of posts. You can make money from blogging by choosing a topic or topic to blog about and write good content. People are always hungry for content and if you have good content you will get traffic (many visitors to your website). You can then start selling advertisement space from you website. I will write an article about ways you can make money from blogging later but in the meantime checkout some Zimbabwean people who are monetising blog content.







2. Sell your skill to all the curves of the world

Do you have a special skill which you can service the world with and get some compensation. For example programming, logo design, search engine optimisation, accounting, writing, translation, . Go ahead on Fiverr, Part Timerz, Truelancer, Upwork and our own local freelancing platform Shanda.


3. Selling stock photography

Are you skilled in taking photographs, editing photos, making pictures with tools like Photoshop. You can make money online by selling your images on the following internet platforms iStock Photo, Shutter Stock, Alamy, and many more related platforms. You can just google for them.

There are many untouched Zimbabwean photos which are needed by bloggers and companies for their ads and content.


4. Creating funny videos

Can you make/write jokes, create video animations, or capture real videos. Make money by

i. Making those videos

ii. Upload them on the internet (mainly on Youtube and Facebook)

iii. Get a follow from the Zimbabwean people ever ready to follow new jokes and trends

iv. Start considering making revenue from those videos

That’s what P O Box Reloaded (Bhutisi, Boss Kedha and crew) , BUSTOP TV (Gonyeti and crew), and Baba Tencen are busy doing.


5. Be a vendor online. Sell your product to all the corners of Zimbabwe.

Do you own old items that you can get to sell? Take good pictures of them. And take time to go on the following classified sites and list them there. Probably someone is looking for them.

Zimbabwean Classifieds Sites

i. Zimbabwe

ii. ownai

iii. e-classifieds Zimbabwe









Tired of standing the long Mukuru queues and not getting cash?

  1. Have your relative/customer/friend/sponsor/whoever in the diaspora send you money
  2. Go to CABS and apply for a textacash account and you will get a ZIMSWITCH enabled card instantly
  3. Your money will be transferred into the ZIMSWITCH enabled card of your textacash
  4. You can go shopping anywhere in Zimbabwe with your card.

Chances are someone is going to comment this is not a solution as they need the hard cash, but what do you need the hard cash for? Buy grocery? Pay school fees? Buy magetsi(electricity vouchers)? Pay bills? You can do all that using your money in the card.


Alternatively I just learnt that someone can send you money directly into your Ecocash wallet. From there you can head straight to OK and buy using Ecocash or transfer your landlord money via Ecocash.







Crossing the Zimbabwean border with your Zimbabwean registered vehicle

Are you considering traveling beyond the Zimbabwean border with your Zimbabwean registered motor vehicle? You can, but you need to clear your vehicle to cross the border. All you have to do is  go to the nearest vehicle clearance police squad with your

  1. Vehicle
  2. Vehicle registration book
  3. National ID/Passport. If you are not the one going to cross with the vehicle you will need to write an affidavit swearing that you are authorising someone to go wherever they are going with your vehicle.


In case you don’t know where the vehicle clearance police squad is in your area, you can go to nearest police clearance and explain to them you want your vehicle cleared so you can cross with it the Zimbabwean border and they will direct you to the correct door.